Microsoft has just released Windows 10, yet the company has announced that it will soon roll out the first major update in early August.
The update could be seen as early as next week and will be followed up immediately with another huge update slated to be released sometime in October. The early August release is aimed at fixing a number of unspecified issues that have affected early users.
As Microsoft has announced in the past, Windows 10 is now available to users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 as a free upgrade. While Microsoft is still busy rolling out the upgrade to make it available to each and every user, some patches have also begun to roll out and are expected to continue in the days ahead.
The first major update will be referred to as Service Release 1 (SR1). While it will bring some major fixes, it is highly unlikely that it's also bringing in new features to the OS.
According to the Windows 10 update site, SR1 is described by Microsoft as a maintenance update and that "the company wants to focus on adding polish and stability to the operating system, as opposed to new options, bells and whistles."
The Verge also reports that Microsoft has been seriously working on the development of patches and updates following the OS' official release on July 29. The site also says that some of these patches have already rolled out to users.
Perhaps the next update that is expected to gain bigger attention is the one that is planned for October. This time around, Microsoft is bringing in some enhanced features to the Edge browser while users should also expect to get a new integrated Skype experience. Lastly, the October release promises to bring an enhanced battery life for Windows 10 devices.
The October release could be what Microsoft has referred to as the Threshold Wave 2, which has already been revealed in earlier reports.
One thing that should be remembered once the update rolls out is the OS branding, which will remain at Windows 10 as opposed to the usual system of adding a decimal point and a number to any software that has just received an update. In other words, there is no such thing as a Windows 10.1, Windows 10.1.1, and so on in the future updates to the OS. It will always be Windows 10.